Chinchon primed for Cup bid
Ryan Moore's mount Chinchon is satisfying trainer Carlos Laffon-Parias as he continues his build-up to Sunday's Audemars Piguet QEII Cup.
The Spanish trainer, who is based in France, saw the seven-year-old for the first time since his arrival in Hong Kong as he completed light exercise on the all-weather.
Chinchon is an experienced traveller having competed in America, Singapore and Dubai last year and he was fourth to Presvis in this race in 2009.
He won on his seasonal reappearance in last month's Prix Exbury at Saint-Cloud and the trainer has booked the top British jockey for the ride.
"He looks well," said Laffon-Parias.
"He always travels well and doesn't lose a lot of weight.
"He suffered a very small hairline fracture in his off fore last year in America, so I was pleased that he ran very well on his comeback.
"It was hard for him to come here last time as a four-year-old but he is more mature and better prepared now."
Jamie Spencer jets to Sha Tin to ride last year's Irish Derby winner Treasure Beach in the race, and he also impressed workwatchers as he exercised at Sha Tin.
Aidan O'Brien's colt was fourth in last month's Dubai Sheema Classic.